LaKyra January

Director of Programs
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LaKyra January is the Director of Programs at Make it Work Nevada. She began her work as MIWN as the Organizing and Events Coordinator. Ms. January is a Las Vegas local and the proud mother of 4 boys. LaKyra is well known in the Las Vegas community and has been an active member of several local organizations. Her work on the strategic planning team at the Wealthy Place Church, centers around the lives and wellbeing of the Black church family. 

As a member of church leadership, she assists and organizes The Sheppard's Breakfast, a renowned community event in the Historic Westside neighborhood that brings together community members, Black elders, and elected leaders. 

LaKyra's career trajectory has always centered around community care. Before joining MIWN, Ms. January was the Volunteer Service Coordinator for the Nevada Cancer Institute. She also worked as a funeral attendant at Giddens Memorial Chapel, guiding families through the process of memorializing their beloved family members. Ms. January is also a professional singer and praise leader who has performed regularly in the Las Vegas community since high school.